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What are *your* computer speeds?


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Furthest in USA from me.

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The speeds are actually dead on what my ISP says they are for the package we have/pay for. 6mb/s - 700kb/s. The upload is actually better than what they say. I'm fairly impressed with that.
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Hum Maybe I should start thinking about changing providers.


Ran another test

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That seams a bit more like what I am paying for.

Edited by tuxmaster, 30 March 2009 - 12:58 AM.

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school internet is fast

i will be going home soon
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school internet is fast


...I'll say! What kind of connections are those? Certainly not cable...
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over here in england, dinner time

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school internet is fast


...I'll say! What kind of connections are those? Certainly not cable...


I have seen some Staff on here talk about crazy speeds. Like 100mb/s. I'm sitting here on my 6mb/s connection thinking to myself, "I wanna move to your country". :) The fastest they offer in my area is 10mb/s and soon to be 16mb/s. Talk about being a little behind, geez. I saw in another thread, I think it was Denmark has now found a way to reach 1tb/s. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT!!!

Here is the link to that thread...HERE.
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just out of interest - whats the point of super fast speeds - apart from bragging rights,
i'm on an 8meg line and can't find any real difference in browsing, downloading and uploading than when i was an a 2meg line,

it still takes me about half an hour to download a 700mb linux distro

just wondering - thats all
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Well if you notice in that link I gave above. 1tb/s can download 80 full length movies in 1 second. A movie is usually in the gigabytes. So one movie would take like 0.08 seconds. LOL. What you are talking about is a 700mb upload which is only 0.700gb and it takes a half hour. See the big difference?

You may not notice much between 2mb/s and 8mb/s or an upload of 2mb/s and 1mb/s. But once technology keeps on improving you will pay as much as you are paying now for like 50mb/s and you will definitely notice.

And notice that your speed test shows only 0.24mb/s upload. That is like 240 kilobytes per second which is fairly slow. When we had dial up it was like 3 or 4 kilobytes per second upload on a 56kb/s dialup speed.

I don't know all the specifics, but generally speaking...

download is when you are connecting to a web site (surfing the web).
upload is what we normally call downloading a song, or movie. Look at your results again, see? Don't ask me why it seems backwards, I don't know :)

kb/s = kilobytes per second. -slow
mb/s = megabytes per second -fast
gb/s = gigabytes per second -faster
tb/s = terabytes per second. -fastest

Hope that helps.

EDIT: Look at the speeds that I quoted in my post above. The upload is 40mb/s. So 700mb or 0.700gb file would take about 15 seconds. 0.24mb/s takes you a half hour.

Edited by Ferrari, 01 April 2009 - 02:29 PM.

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thanks for that,

...upload is what we normally call downloading........


but i believe that when i am downloading a linux distro, then i am downloading it - not uploading,

the way i understand it is - download = into my pc, upload = away from my pc

to the normal user i don't think line speed actually matters,
where it matters is business,

not being picky but kb/s is kiloBIT/sec

1 kb/s is equal to 1000 bits per second
1 kB/s is equal to 1024 bytes per second

as there are 8 bits in a byte then you will notice a difference in calculation
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If your speed was 5.36mb/s in the category you are saying does the downloading of Listro. So that means it can do 5 megabytes in a second. 700mb divided by 5megabytes equals 140. That means it would take 700mb only 140 seconds(5mb/s) which is 2 minutes and 20 seconds. But you said it takes a half hour. The .24mb/s comes much closer to that. I think somewhere around 45minutes off the top of my head.

And if you go to START >> My Computer >> Double Click C Drive(main drive) >> Find a small folder only 1kb in there and hold your mouse over it, it will say bytes, not bits.
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Here's my results at work. I work in a call center with over 300 people sharing the connection though. Haha. I'll post again when I get home.

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EDIT: This is my home connection. Charter is an ok ISP.

Edited by edge2022, 02 April 2009 - 07:04 PM.

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Here's my home connection
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no one is using verizon?? im paying ~$35/month for this slow connection!!!

and my average download speed (songs/movies) is 200 kbs
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I ran two test to check near and far results.
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